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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Social Security Disability Insurance has often been forgotten in the debate over the broader Social Security program. But Congress is beginning to pay attention, perhaps...
June 21, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Since the George W. Bush Administration, Social Security reform has been atop the federal government’s list of top policy challenges. But when people talk about...
June 18, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Upon these three facts everyone agrees: 1) After a long period of explosive increases, health cost growth has slowed markedly in recent years. 2) A...
May 9, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Housing industry lobbyists often make the case that, whatever you think of the mortgage interest deduction, now would be a terrible time to eliminate or...
March 28, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Dear readers, we have two big pieces of TPC news today . First, I will be moving upstairs (both figuratively and literally) as the Urban...
March 20, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
I spent lunchtime today moderating a thoroughly discouraging Urban Institute panel discussion on the fiscal cliff. The consensus of the speakers—all highly-regarded budget experts—was that...
January 8, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
This afternoon, I moderated an Urban Institute panel on taxes and the fiscal cliff. The fundamental question on the table: Will Congress have to tumble...
October 2, 2012Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
If Congressional gridlock sends the U.S. government tumbling over the fiscal cliff later this year, Americans could face an average tax hike of almost $3,500...
October 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is there a way for low- and moderate-income households who do not have bank accounts to receive tax refunds electronically? A new Urban Institute study...
September 6, 2012Caroline RatcliffeSigne-Mary McKernan
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Affordable Care Act’s tax on those who choose not to buy health insurance was the linchpin of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the...
July 3, 2012Howard Gleckman